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Groups Call for Ban on Use of Live Mammals as Bait

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota game officials and representatives from trapping and fur-harvesting organizations are calling for a ban on the use of live mammals as bait. Reports of live animals such as domestic cats being used to bait coyote and bobcat traps prompted the state’s Game, Fish and Parks Commission to...
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Conservative Group Trying to Reshape SD’s GOP

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A conservative grassroots group in Rapid City has pledged to push South Dakota’s Republican Party further right. The Rapid City Journal reports that 22 people associated with the group are challenging Republican incumbents this election that they perceive as too centrist. Bill Napoli is a former Republican state lawmaker...
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Free Admission and Fishing May 17-19 at SD Parks

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – It’s a sure sign that summer’s getting close – free admission to South Dakota parks and fishing areas. The Department of Game, Fish and Parks says its annual open house is next weekend, May 17-19. Anglers can fish without a license anywhere in the state, and entrance fees are waived...
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USDA Says Winter Wheat Crop Forecast for 88 Percent Jump

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s 2014 winter wheat crop is forecast to be up 88 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting the crop based on May 1 conditions to be 49.1 million bushels.  Average yield is forecast at 45 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from last...
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